Articles Tagged ‘GDN’

Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

The leading airports of Ukraine are set to offer 20.79 million seats this year, up from a total of 17.80 million in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks at the which airports are seeing the greatest capacity advancements, the airlines adding the most seats, plus the country markets reaping the benefits of carrier expansion.

Gdansk-Zurich is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 40,000 searches; SWISS' fourth Polish route??

Gdansk-Zurich is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 40,000 searches; SWISS’ fourth Polish route??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 40,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Gdansk and Zurich ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? SWISS already flies to three points in Poland, will the port city become its fourth??

Greece's passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

Greece’s passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

A country that has suffered economic issues in recent years, Greece has certainly witnessed a change of fortune within its aviation market, with annual passenger numbers growing from 36.7 million to 58.5 million in the space of five years. Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the nation’s recent aviation advancement.


Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

London Luton is Wizz Air’s biggest operation, passing some time ago its home base in Budapest. Marc Watkins reviews the carrier’s capacity expansion over the last 10 years, its biggest routes and country markets from the UK capital city airport.

Ryanair expands from Athens

Ryanair expands from Athens

Ryanair launches six new services from the Greek capital – also links Memmingen to Zadar. 

Wizz Air welds Vienna to its network

Wizz Air welds Vienna to its network

Wizz Air begins Austrian operations with routes to the capital from Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna. 


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

With over 2,500 votes cast, it was far from being a close-run thing, as a well-promoted Bratislava Airport campaign saw off all challengers to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. It’s your chance to vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Riga ‒ here in […]

airBaltic takes flight on new services from Riga and Tallinn

airBaltic takes flight on new services from Riga and Tallinn

airBaltic links Riga to Gdansk, Lisbon and Malaga, while Tallinn is connected to London Gatwick. 

Wizz Air inaugurates 13 routes during first week of S18

Wizz Air inaugurates 13 routes during first week of S18

Wizz Air opens 13 services from 11 bases – includes first route between two Western European airports. 


Tbilisi-Copenhagen is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways' next growth sector?

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]

Wizz Air to open Vienna base with three based aircraft and 17 new routes; appears at first not to target easyJet or Eurowings

Wizz Air to open Vienna base with three based aircraft and 17 new routes; appears at first not to target easyJet or Eurowings

Wizz Air has announced that it will begin serving Vienna from April, with the base opening in June when it will station one A320, with two A321s joining the new operation from November. While the airline is planning 17 routes from Vienna, it appears its strategy is to avoid easyJet and Eurowings. 

Wizz Air expands European capital offering from Gdansk

Wizz Air expands European capital offering from Gdansk

Wizz Air now links Gdansk to Lisbon and Vilnius – neither route to face direct competition.